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Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills amid tensions with Ukraine, but said that they should leave their weapons behind in western Russia for another exercise later this year. Ukrainian...

Ducey says National Guard will go first to Yuma

Apr. 21, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona National Guard troops being sent to the border region will focus initially on the Yuma area but could eventually expand to other areas, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday. The Republican governor traveled to Yuma to renew his frequent criticism of...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

Apr. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house at a new...

US under Biden will no longer call migrants 'illegal aliens'

Apr. 19, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees of the two main U.S. immigration enforcement agencies were directed Monday to stop referring to migrants as “aliens,” a dated term that many people consider offensive. Memos issued by Customs and Border Protection, as well as Immigration...

Hopelessness continues driving Hondurans to migrate

Apr. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

OMOA, Honduras (AP) — At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses, weary from traveling overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico. Their journeys ended somewhere in Mexico, short of the U.S. border, and now early...

Sioux City mans pleads guilty to smuggling gun silencers

Apr. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty to smuggling gun silencers into the United States, federal prosecutors said. Lloyd Clark, 72, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of smuggling goods into the United States. He could be sentenced to 20 years...

Public comment period extended for border surveillance plan

Apr. 16, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to reopen the public comment period on plans to build a number of high-powered surveillance towers along Vermont's border with the Canadian province of Quebec, Vermont's congressional delegation said Friday. ...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

Apr. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and...

342 pounds of meth worth $1.7M seized near Port Angeles

Apr. 15, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that agents seized a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. On Sunday a Border Patrol agent and agency dog responded to a site where suspicious...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Apr. 15, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a cease-fire and a massive Russian military buildup near its border with the region. Ukraine and the West have become worried about the Russian...